Call for Applications: Project Director

The Secretariat of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF Secretariat) is accepting applications for the position of a Project Director, who will be responsible for the overall management of a new EU-funded project of the EaP CSF, which includes a large civil society capacity-building and a Financial Support to Third Parties (FSTP) component. The Project Director will report to the Director of the EaP CSF Secretariat and the Management Board of the project.

Start date: early June 2021

Type of contract: 30 months consultancy contract with EaP CSF Secretariat (with possibility of extension)

Place of the consultancy: preferably Vilnius, Lithuania

Specific duties of the Project Director include:

  • Manage the project in close cooperation with the Finance and Grants Manager and project partners;
  • Ensure timely implementation, monitoring and reporting on project progress and results;
  • Ensure the general coordination with and among the partners and other stake-holders;
  • Oversee and implement the capacity-building component of the project;
  • Ensure compliance and monitoring of contractual and internal engagements on communication, political, technical and other aspects;
  • Maintain good track record of the project documentation;
  • Represent the project at meetings and events;
  • Ensure proper budget management;
  • Set up project internal systems; proactively seek optimisation and efficiency;
  • Draft reports to the donors and conduct fund-raising;
  • Identify collaborative opportunities with external stakeholders to maximise outcomes and to build strategic partnerships;
  • Monitoring project risks and ensure their mitigation;
  • Ensure smooth day-to-day operation of the project.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Master’s degree in International Affairs, International Development, Political Studies or other related field;
  • Minimum 6-years’ experience in managing complex multi-stakeholder projects;
  • Good knowledge and proven work experience in/on the Eastern Partnership region or a particular EaP country;
  • Proven experience in building capacity of civil society;
  • Proven experience of working in an organisation funded by the European Commission or the EU Delegation and knowledge of their funding requirements;
  • Experience of working in countries with unfavourable environment for civil society;
  • Proven track record working with or as part of a civil society organisation;
  • Ability to work with and reconcile the views of diverse organisations and individuals;
  • Ability to function effectively in a geographically dispersed team;
  • Experience in setting up procedures and regulations in a new project;
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision with high level of resilience;
  • Ability to exercise the highest level of discretion and confidentiality in carrying out the duties;
  • Excellent knowledge of English;
  • Good level of Russian.

The EaP CSF Secretariat offers:

  • An exciting and responsible role in a new project;
  • Attractive consultancy contract;
  • Be part of a dynamic and international consortium;
  • Excellent networking opportunities;
  • Opportunity to make a difference.

Recruitment process

Please submit (in English) the application package to with ‘Project Director’ in the subject of your email by 17 May of 2021. Application package should include:

  • Your CV;
  • A one-page motivation letter;
  • Names and contacts of two references.

Contact us

Natalia Yerashevich